Conclusion: Whether blocking out a noisy bus journey or showing a razor-sharp vid on the train, the lack of headphone cables makes the A826K one of the smoothest commuters around – and that’s before you factor in the top sound quality and socket-shunning battery life.
Pros: The last time anyone sent news by cable was around the time of the Suez Crisis, so why are we still using outdated wire-based technology to enjoy our digital tunes? Sony snips the sonic apron strings with a bang up-to-date Bluetooth Walkman that can stream music to car stereos, hi-fis or the wireless headphones supplied. Sound quality is beautifully bass-heavy and lively, and you can also pair the headphones with a mobile to pick up calls. The nav-pad operation is eas...
Cons: The headphones’ 11-hour battery life can’t rival the monstrous day and a half of audio playback from the A826 itself – and they’re actually heavier (65g) than the player itself. The headphones can occasionally cut out, especially when streaming from the bottom of a bag.
Summary: The Sony NWZ-A826 is an excellent example of a multimedia player, one that looks good and benefits superbly from Bluetooth technology. Getting just 4GB capacity for ?139 is rather galling, however.
Summary: Sony NWZ-A826K MP4 player which has taken over from Sony’s NWZ-A810 series has caught a commendable place in the MP4 player’s world with its mind blowing audio quality. Their current walkman series is given birth to a lot of sensational quality audio products and this MP4 player too lives up to its name. Design : This new 4GB entry level walkman boasts a slimmer and a stylish Aluminium exterior .
Excerpt: Historically, Sony's Walkman brand has given birth to some sensational audio products. Can its latest offering keep up the good work? The NWZ-A826 is Sony's new 4GB entry-level Walkman. Compared to its predecessor, it's slimmer and boasts a more attractive aluminium exterior. The fascia hosts a small, square control pad that allows you to navigate the player's fool-proof menu system.
Pros: Excellent sound quality, built-in Bluetooth, easy to use
Cons: Price: transferring video can be a pain, supplied headphones sound mediocre
Summary: After winning considerable plaudits for its first video-playing Walkmans, the A810 series, Sony's decided to go right for Apple's jugular. The A820 series features unique functionality and form factor – it’s a player that attempts to blend the pocketability of the iPod Nano and screen real estate of the Touch, and trumps both with built-in Bluetooth audio streaming.
Conclusion: Il Sony NWZ-A826 è un lettore di indubbia qualità, che può contare sulle indiscusse prestazioni di tutti i prodotti di questo marchio. Il lettore presenta un design attraente, una memoria interna discreta, ma non ottima, una buonissima durata della batteria e, in più, dispone della tecnologia Bluetooth. A differenza di altri lettori, però, è privo di radio FM e di registratore vocale, presenti su quasi tutti i modelli di lettori.
Pros: Audio e cuffie di ottima qualità; Visualizzatore foto e video
Cons: Batteria fissa; Prezzo elevato; Memoria interna non elevatissima e non espandibile